Finding a Job is a Lot Harder Than I Thought

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For the past year, I have been searching for a job and having terrible luck.  I thought right after I graduate from college, it would be easier to find a job.  To my surprise, there are a lot of people who have graduated in the same field as me.

I graduated from college at BYU-Idaho in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and I also minored in Organizational Management.  I have a marketing and graphic design back ground.  I am currently working as a Marketing Communications Specialist for the family business.  I don’t want to work for the family business anymore because it doesn’t pay well and there is no promotion within the company.  I am stuck at dead end job!  This is why I went to college in the first place.

After Graduating from college, I felt like I was on top of the world and really excited about applying for jobs.  I would apply to a lot of jobs and hear back from them in a couple of days.  Some job interviews don’t go pass the initial phone interview and some I would go all the way to an in-person interview.  A week or two later, I would receive an email from these companies saying I was not selected for the position.  They go on to say there were other candidates who are better qualify for the job position.  I am really sick of receiving these emails.

All of the jobs I have applied for are internships or entry level positions.  It doesn’t make sense when receiving an email telling me there are better qualify candidates for an internship.  I thought the purpose of an internship is to learn!  No one should be more qualified than the other for an internship.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong.  I read about how to do better in an interview.  I have done practice interviews at college.  What am I doing wrong?  Should I bribe the person who is interviewing me (I would never bribe someone to receive a job)?  I thought my work experience would help out.

I have been working my whole life and I know how to work hard everyday.  I love learning and trying new things within a company.  My parent own a direct mailing and printing company.  I have been a graphic designer and a marketing coordinator.  I left for college in a different state and found a job for Soapbox Agency which is an advertising and public relations agency.  I hold three different positions for Soapbox Agency.  I started as a graphic designer than got promoted to be a public relations specialist.  After being a public relations specialist, I was promoted to be an account executive where I was the liaison between the client and the agency.  After graduating from college, I wanted to find a job in my home state which is Washington.  I couldn’t find anything right away so I went back to work for my parents business as a marketing communications specialist.

Even though I am at a dead end job, I am grateful for the job I have now so I can support my family.  I will never lose hope in finding a new job.  I will never lose my excitement in applying  and interviewing for jobs.  All I hope for is a better future in finding a new job.

To view my resume, go to my online portfolio:

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